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Soda Shoppe for December 15, 2021

Started by so_P_bubble, December 15, 2021, 01:37:08 AM

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Soda Shoppe

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Never Lose Hope

Hope is a precious commodity.
It fuels our drive. It gives us the courage
To continue through any struggle.

Hope gives us the desire to face
Another day, to strive to overcome
it's challenges and work for new ones.

Hope gives us glimpses of tomorrow,
Of the possibilities that lie in our future
And of the paths we need to travel.

Hope lightens our steps when the
Road is strewn with obstacles,
And helps us decide on our route.

Hope puts a smile on our face
And a glimmer in our eyes.

Hope let's us see love as it blooms.

Never lose faith in your abilities,
Trust the instincts you have inside,
They will guide you through your journey.

And always have hope.

Always look to the future.

Always believe that the best is out
There for you to find.

Never lose your hope.
Never lose the faith you have in who you are.
Because with that faith in yourself,
Lies the essence of your hope.


Introduce Yourself

A giraffe is very quiet
And I know the reason why.
No, it's not that it is bashful -
Though loudmouths are seldom shy.

I have another theory
That has to do with distance,
For in that long neck
Syllables run into resistance.

It really tries to holler
And make its wants well known,
But by the time a word forms,
The sound is without tone.

Way down in its gullet
It shouts out the word, "Hello!"
But tumbling off its long tongue,
It comes out less than a bellow.

The tiniest of whimpers
Is all that people hear -
Giraffes seems standoffish,
But they long to be held dear.

So be sure to introduce yourself
Next time you're at the zoo.
Shout your giraffe greetings -
See it blink long lashes back at you.


Quiet Friends

Unless your ear to her throat is bent
You'll never hear her sweet content
As we sit together here and chat,
So silent sings my cat.

But rest your hand on silken fur
And feel the rumble shaking her.
Know, not by ear but with a touch,
She enjoys your presence, oh so much.

You, my friend, are that same way.
What you feel inside you cannot say.
That we may keep our frindship strong
I clasp your hand and touch your song.

The above poem was written about my mom's cat who purred silently.


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Good morning..

Another mild day here with the threat of rain. Busy day ahead ,places to see things to be done...oh my!!
Yesterday was fun but tiring

Bubble thank you for the new beginning. Sending your  Quiet Friends to my neighbour.

Better hustle my bustle..

Enjoy your day  and  safe.
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


WOW! I came in today to a brand new Soda Shoppe!  Thank you, BUBBLE for all the goodies!  It made getting here special.  I love it all!

Today is going to be a cold one!  It's still only 27º out there and it's heading for the mid 40s by midday.  I think I'll wait a while for our walk. 

I have all the cookie stuff out and if I don't do them today, I'm throwing them out!  I'm determined.

I wish you all a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow. 

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Very nice graphics, Bubble, and I like all the poems, too.  I agree with Amy...especially like the Quiet Friends.  I think many of us feel the same way about our friends....and, about ourselves.  We don't/can't always express our appreciation and care for someone even though we feel it.

Have been really busy the last several days and have an appointment this morning so I've got to run.

Take care, All.


"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."



Good morning everyone. I ordered some things  from Swiss Colony for Christmas family gifts. They were delivered here yesterday. My daughter got hers last Saturday. All of the boxes have labels on them about being best if refrigerated. Ha if I did that I WOULD HAVE NO OTHER FOOD IN  THERE.

JANE  perhaps some place on earth there will be a White Christmas but it will have to change around here to get it. I remember one year my 3 were outside on Christmas day with sweat shirts on and riding their new bikes. I would like i t better to go sliding down hills on new sleds for Christmas.

AMY  living off the grid like my daughter and SIL are it is either solar panels or generators and solar panels are better. Only problem is getting the batteries they ordered. They could have got cheaper ones and replaced them every couple of years or get good ones that will last them almost the rest of their lives.

LLOYD  I think anyone who likes to cook has more than 1 recipe box filled to over flowing. Now with computers it is convenient to keep recipes there.

PATRICIA  that picture even looks cold seeing what looks like ice in car tracks.

BUBBLE  thanks for the new page, made me realize 10 more days and it is Christmas. Never Lose Hope is a keeper. Already saved it. Thanks for the beautiful graphics and words to think about.

Better get a move on and get dressed before the CNA is here.

Have a good day and stay safe.

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This has been quite a day so far.......first a wee bit of rain, then ice crystals then rain and big fat fluffy flakes and now back to rain. School buses have been cancelled for this area.  We did go and get 3 buckets/pails of sand just in case! Yesterday the weather was so nice we saw a man up in an ultralight buzzing about!!
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


WELL... the wind is SO strong, how strong you ask? I'm speechless, took the words right out of my mouth!  And that goes along with 71 degree temps and this is Dec.15. Records will fall, trucks will blow over & Shirley has errands to run right now!

Thanks for the new home, Bubble, my fav is HOPE. That is my general attitude, not often I am down for long, there's always hope.

Oh, Amy, I dreamed of owning an ultralight or hang glider. I'd still give it a try if offered the chance.

Gotta run. Think HAPPY, it works!


Good morning, EVERYFRIEND🎄 It is a VERY windy day and I may be flying over Kansas any minute now.  We had a bit of rain this morning....just enough to wet the sidewalk ‼️  Sure wish we could get more as it is so dry and grass fires are popping up all over the place😩

Thank you, BUBBLE, for our new holiday SS.  I loved everyone of the poems,and will happily share them with others.  I have one of thos silent kitty cats.....we had him for a couple of years before he ever made a sound🥰

I had a ongoing post and managed to do the dasterly deed and went to our new SS page and the post is now LONG GONE!  WHEN will I ever learn? 

PATRICIA, your picture looks so very cold....but it sure is a wonderful shot! 

JANE, my bet is that you WILL get those cookies made today🤪🤪. Sure happy to read how well you are progressing🙏🙏

Off to get my exercises done.....both of my shoulders are SO painful, but as they say, " no pain, no gain" 😑 UGH

Have a great day EVERYFRIEND 🥰

"Love many, trust few; learn to paddle your own canoe"


December 15, 2021, 02:07:59 PM #16 Last Edit: December 15, 2021, 03:50:10 PM by patricia19
Minus 23, one day, minus 9, another, then minus 40, and now today minus 3, it's all due to the curvature of the earth, solstices in both hemispheres, that control everything. Sorry that minus three for today is incorrect as Anchorage's weather was mistakenly attributed to us. We have minus 40 with a dense ice fog advisory.



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Delicious cookies Jane.Have a cold glass of milk to go along with them.
Shirley, once on the farm, as we were enjoying dinner a voice from the sky Sai save some for me! Sure gave us a start!
We looked out the window to see our friend Ray flying by in his ultra light. He later told us what powered him ultra light... a chainsaw motor!
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


December 15, 2021, 06:20:13 PM #19 Last Edit: December 15, 2021, 06:26:25 PM by patricia19
]We are at 40 below with dense ice fog. I thought I read minus three but that was Anchorage's temperature. I keep attempting to move it to Fairbanks, but it later automatically switches back to the Anchorage location because that's what my IP shows.

Enough, I'll just check Accuweather instead of trying to fight the other. This is what they show for Thursday. We have perhaps an inch of snow for the entire winter so far. Last year we set a snowfall record in early October, crazy!


RealFeel® 2°
RealFeel Shade™ 2°
Overcast and not as cold; a bit of afternoon snow with little or no accumulation

2:43 PM Sunday - 8:00 AM Thursday

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Max UV Index0 Low

WindNNW 4 mph

Wind Gusts5 mph

Probability of Precipitation49%

Probability of Thunderstorms0%

Precipitation0.01 in

Snow0.2 in

Hours of Precipitation2

Cookies and some hot cocoa with a dash of brandy sound good about now!


I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Oh, Amy, we had a guy where we used to live that would fly over, not sure if it was called an ultra light or hang glider, but it was also powered by a chain saw. Today the wind is so strong I think I could take off with a rope tied to 4 corners of a blanket but wouldn't know how to come down! It dropped 10 degrees in the last half hour, sure holding my breath that some trees "down the road" don't snap off & lay across the power lines under. We had ours cut back or cut down when they hang over power lines.

We had that quickie shower, Jenny, not enough moisture to help. We are in a high fire warning plus tornado watch just east of us. I check the view cams almost daily for snow in Buena Vista & Salida... dry as a bone. I used to have the view cam in St.Elmo bookmarked but lost the link. We've been going there so long it's almost like home.

Got my order of 9 Lives from Amazon, hope the cats will eat it....2 20each bags. Nobody, including Chewy, has had what they've grown up on, the Friskie's Indoor Delights. "They" say it a truck driver problem, how crazy is that?  I bought them another big package of chicken thighs at Sam's while ago. At 97¢ a pound that a lot cheaper than the eye of round roasts I've been buying them. Got one of those, too. ;)

Patricia, I'm going to snuggle under a blanket for a nap & forget about your super cold weather. I woke up dreaming this morning, don't often do that these days. Don't recall what I was dreaming but left me with an uneasy feeling all day. I used to dream about flying all the time......flying like swimming but always having to watch out for power lines. I was always encouraging people to try it, not hard, and I would swoop up into the air.

5:38 pm and dark outside. I need a nap before feeding the cats & myself. Guess it is the changing weather making me so sleepy. nighty-night~~~


I'm coming back as one of Shirley's cats.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."



I hope Everyfriend had a good day!  As you can see above, I got the cookies done and that's the last time I'll mention them.  You're probably tired of hearing me say I'm going to do them!

Rammel, I bet Shirley's cats are the most spoiled ones in the whole country!

I'm about ready for the haystack  and I have to get up and get moving tomorrow because I have an appointment with the surgeons who did the work on my jaw in the late morning.  We'll see if all is going according to plan!

I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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Quote from: RAMMEL on December 15, 2021, 09:31:41 PMI'm coming back as one of Shirley's cats.

The children of a friend once gave her a ride in a hot-air balloon.  She said she went home and immediately cleaned up the back yard because she saw so many messy ones as she flew over the area.

Winds are also horrendous in Oklahoma.  Son said he'd seen videos on Twitter of what looked like the Dust Bowl Days in the western/northwestern part of the state.
I haven't been any farther than the mailbox but can see the tall trees and bushes behind me almost bending double.
It's also terribly dry - drought conditions - with temperatures at record Highs. I just read that parts of Guymon, in the OK Panhandle, are being evacuated because of a wild fire.
NOT typical December weather at all at all!

I hope I didn't leave a trail of crumbs when I sneaked into the Hidey Hole for some cookies!  :eat:

Nowhere I need to be at a certain time and no errands (that I can think of) for the next few days. :thumbup:
I've placed a big grocery order to be delivered tomorrow so I can begin preparing the "Sweets" I'm responsible for at the family Christmas "supper", which will be here.  We decided to have "hearty snacks" instead of a sit-down meal - which gives us more time for the usual "rousing" (as in the neighbors might wonder :D ) domino game of Mexican Train.

Sleep well, Everyfriend and have Pleasant Dreams.

Lloyd Hammond

December 15, 2021, 10:52:14 PM #25 Last Edit: December 16, 2021, 06:35:42 AM by Lloyd Hammond
well here we go again the grilmens got my post again. I said I am going to follow, Jane'S  Ideal of going to bed. Nancy has already Kissed me Goodnight and gone to bed. we are suposed to Have another good day tomorrow,I plan on getting the dear hide out of the tanning salution and scrapiing the Meat off of it and Part Of the hair out  of it. I hope It is Large enough to make a Jacket out of it. I will Have to work it and stretch it on to a board to dry, and in a few days put oil on it and work it in, Nancy wont chuew it like the Indains did in the times gone by. even the Indains dont do that any more. Our youngest son is Married to a ful bloid Navaho and she makes him do it this way Also. but she makes some beautfai Jackets out of them. I will most likley make some bible covers and such. Good night and sweet dreams


Lloyd Hammond

December 16, 2021, 06:19:47 AM #26 Last Edit: December 16, 2021, 06:38:04 AM by Lloyd Hammond
well I am up but Not good. I went to set down and take My blood sugar,dizey headed and fell down,In the prcess. I knocked the table over mostly,it spiled every thing off of It,but set back up on its legs, It has a center post with 4 extended feet. so it went back on them,but spilt every thing off of it,water cearl and dishes,spild the watter and cearl but never broke any dishes. Life is shure not any fun any More. well I got blod sugar test and it was good just 141. I hope you all have a better day than mine Has started and I hope mine turns for the better.



Good Morning Everyfriend!  It's going to be a busy one...walking Cooper and getting ready for a Dr. visit and putting some stuff away. 

LLOYD, you be a bit more careful.  I always make sure the backs of my legs touch whatever it is I'm planning to sit on before I sit.  It works for me!

CALLIE, it sounds like a fun day with your family coming up.  I'm sure you'll enjoy every minute of it and then you'll sleep well when they're gone!  I  didn't see any cookie crumbs!

I wish you all a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.

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Good morning..

Starting off at 43° this morning with more rain today and snow tomorrow. Crazy weather for this time of year!
Doing little household chores today and may do a bit of baking.

Lloyd going to wrap you in bubble wrap to keep you safe!!Please take it easy. Do what Jane said to make sure your chair is where it should be.

Jane,enjoy your busy day but don't forget to rest a bit also.

Callie, I think that is a great idea of healthy snacks. Makes no one accountable for a large meal and one can just enjoy!

Better get on with the day..

Enjoy your day and stay safe.
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Good morning everyone, 57° and raining. Just heard on local weather that the last time it was this warm in December was in 1971. Is this mid December or mid April? Could be this rain coming down is an April shower?

JENNY  hope you and every one in Denver are OK. Saw on the late news last night about the winds and trees down in the Denver area. Such a crazy weather pattern.

JANE  hope you got those cookies made, would be a shame to throw away all the ingredients with today's prices and shortages all over our country.

PHYLLIS  I know I can never find the words to express how I feel. At times I say nothing and then wonder if anyone thinks I am heartless because I say nothing. I know I remember JUNE and how she would always find the right words for how she was feeling.

RAMMEL  good day to you. Not very talkative yesterday?


AMY  CNA went to the market for me yesterday and she had a sweater on, left her jacket here. She said it was warm out with the sunshine. Got cloudy in the afternoon.

SHIRLEY  with that wind and your small car I hope you stayed home.

PATRICIA  I remember years ago when your mentioned ice fog I had no idea what you were talkig about. Glad you explained it when I asked you what it was.

JANE  good for you, I better go check the hidey hole before they are all gone. Nothing like home made cookies and a glass of cold milk. One time Yvette told me she made some cookies for her grandsons. I was surprised and said you really made some home made cookies? No she only sliced and baked them from the refrigerated ones she bought. I sure teased her about that. She said well she did bake them so had to count for something. Not really, told her it does not count unless she makes them from scratch. Hope appointment with the surgeon is all good news today.

CALLIE  I think you and your family are the only ones who play dominoes. Some in my family were into triominos for a few years. Now seems every one is too busy to play any games.

LLOYD  not  a nice way to start your day. Hope the rest of the day is much better.

Have a good day and stay safe.

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